Blackjack: A Winners Handbook
by Jerry Patterson
Blackjack is one of the simplest--and most challenging--games for today's gambler. In this completely revised and updated edition of the classic guide, Jerry L. Patterson, author and gambling expert, shares winning strategies that can help you beat the odds--whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro.
Packed with new information and tried-and-true strategies, this book gives you everything you need to know to find the winning edge--from card counting to playing at Internet casinos.
Casino Gambling : A Winner's Guide to Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, and Casino Poker
by Jerry Patterson
If you're planning a trip to Vegas or any other casino gambling destination and want some quick and easy-to-follow advice to give you a good shot at coming home a winner: Read Chapter 7 for blackjack advice, Chapter 13 for craps advice, Chapter 17 for roulette advice, Chapter 18 for baccarat advice or Chapter 19 for advice on the popular variations of casino poker.
About Jerry Patterson
Jerry Patterson has been involved in researching and developing winning gambling systems since the early 1960s. Patterson's research and development activities in casino blackjack started in 1963 when he was working with two of the developers of the original basic strategy -- Will Cantey and Herb Maisel. With their help, he designed and implemented the first blackjack computer simulation model. An example of a notable accomplishment in the blackjack arena is the first Shuffle-tracking method published first in 1985 and then in the 1990s edition of this book.
Jerry Patterson has a B.A. from Willamette University (1956) and an MS in Mathematics from George Washington University (1968). Before becoming a blackjack player, gambling author and instructor, he spent 25 years in the computer systems and services field.
Jerry Patterson has been playing casino blackjack since 1956. He entered the gaming field full time in 1978 when the Atlantic City casinos opened. He played professional blackjack in the 1980s and managed several blackjack teams during that period. He is the author of five gambling books all published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.
Founded in 1977, his gaming company, Jerry Patterson Enterprises, Inc. (JPE), is the oldest and most successful in the gambling instruction and services field.
Through this company and via his former syndicated casino gaming column published in newspapers and magazines internationally, Patterson has taught millions of gamblers the rudiments and the fine points of how to win at blackjack, craps, and roulette.
Jerry's website is www.sharpshootercraps.com
Latest Jerry Patterson Articles
The Key to Attaining a Real Advantage at Dice Control
Dice Control can be defined simply as the skill of throwing the dice more than the random 6 times including the seven out in the point cycle. The statistics speak very loudly in this low, house-edge game: If you can roll 6.14 times in the point cycle, you break even; roll eight times including the seven-out and you have a double digit edge approaching 17%.
Dice Control's Field Favorable Super Set
This Dice Set is called a Super Set because it favors field numbers, thereby empowering the Iron Cross Betting Tactic which generates a win on every roll of the dice until the 7-out.
Dice Control Grip Problem & Solution: Dice Flying in Opposite Directions
If the dice are bouncing sideways, away from each other without crossing after the initial bounce, you have a small split between the dice at the bottom. If the dice cross each other first, and then move away, that would indicate a split at the top. The dice will always bounce AWAY from whatever edge hits the table.
The PARR Zone: Level 3 Training -- The Power Zone
It's time to put all the pieces into one complete picture. For those of you who like to first give something a fast read, you may need to read this manual again. Make sure you understand the principals before you begin practicing Level Three: The Power Zone. When you have mastered your Level One and Level Two Modules, you will be able to enter The Power Zone almost at will.
The PARR Zone: Level 2 Training
In the second of three articles we explore material from an upcoming book by Jerry Patterson and Sharpshooter on the finer techniques of dice control, specifically the PARR Zone.
The PARR Zone: Level 1 Training
What Role does the Zone play in Dice Control? The Zone's role is just as important as the muscle memory skills of setting, gripping, picking up and throwing the dice with control. The objective of dice control is to avoid the losing 7 in the point cycle. With the Zone, you can maintain muscle memory consistency and keep on rolling the same way every time you pick up the dice. It's this consistency that leads to the long hands with stacks of chips pushed your way on roll after roll.
Introduction to the PARR Zone
What Role does the Zone play in Dice Control? The Zone's role is just as important as the muscle memory skills of setting, gripping, picking up and throwing the dice with control. The objective of dice control is to avoid the losing 7 in the point cycle. With the Zone, you can maintain muscle memory consistency and keep on rolling the same way every time you pick up the dice.